Department of Rare Paper Manuscripts


  • To collect and document Rare paper manuscripts and books remain scattered all over the world.
  • To catalogue all the Rare paper manuscripts
  • To edit and publish unpublished rare paper manuscripts
  • To write the social and political history of India with special reference to Tamilnadu on the basis of the above manuscripts which are yet to be explored systematically.


  • The department has organized 8 seminars and one workshop
  • The faculty members of the department have completed 2 research projects
  • The faculty members have published 14 books

Academic Programmes

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • PH.D.
  • Diploma in Manuscriptology

Faculty Members

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Dr. T. Kannan
Professor & Head of the Department

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Dr. T. Athithan
Associate Professor

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